Automated External Defibrillator Training

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About Our AED Training Course

ABOUT OUR AED TRAINING COURSE

Our half day AED training courses are suitable for persons who wish to be able to demonstrate safe and appropriate practice when using an AED in line with current Resuscitation Council Protocols. Although no previous knowledge is required, we recommend that participants are in possession of a current First Aid at Work certificate.

The content covered in this course includes:

• Potential sources of danger

• The causes of unconsciousness

• Common causes of cardiac arrest

• Main signs of cardiac arrest

• Ventricular fibrillation and its significance

• Defibrillation

• Importance of early defibrillation

• When an AED should be used

• Maintenance requirements of an AED

• What records have to be kept

Individual employers and organisations should make arrangements for retraining to be available, but the frequency of this refresher training will depend on the individual. For guidance, skills should be refreshed at least once a year, but preferably more often. (UK – Resus Council 2016).

Automated External Defibrillator Training (AED or Defib) Training can be delivered at our Newry or Belfast training centres, where we regularly have scheduled courses open to all. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain which can save you time and money. We can arrange this training for a date and time that suits your organisation as well as tailoring the course to your organisations requirements.

For group bookings, please fill out an enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you. Alternatively, contact our friendly and professional customer service team at one of our offices for a quote or booking.

BENEFITS OF AED TRAINING

Purchasing a defibrillator is a huge step into keeping those around you safe whether it be in a local community or in the workplace. Being trained in using automated external defibrillators will give you the skills and confidence to help save someone’s life in an emergency situation.

Although AEDs are straightforward to use, it is highly recommended that if you have an AED present,members of your organisation are trained in its usage. When someone is having a cardiac arrest, every second counts and defibrillators are proven to be massively beneficial, drastically improving survival chances in an emergency situation. If the AED is applied fast and efficiently, there is a higher chance of the patient surviving.